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  1. Violin Students win Gold and Silver Prizes at MASTA

    In November, graduate violin student Danqi Zeng and undergraduate violin student Bright Johnston shared the Gold prize, while undergraduate violin student Javier Torres won the Silver prize at the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (MASTA) Solo Competition. Both Zeng and Torres are members of Professor Danielle Belen’s violin studio and Johnston is a member of Professor…

  2. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.* This year saw SMTD have three nominees in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Tenor Brian Giebler (MM ’12, voice) received his first Grammy nomination for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, for his debut…

  3. Danielle Belen teaching violin student in Hankinson Hall.

    Professor Danielle Belen

    Professor Danielle Belen

    Focused on resilient teaching in the wake of COVID-19, Danielle Belen shares how her pedagogical approach is changing to meet the needs of her students. Read more

  4. U-M Arts Initiative Seeks Project Proposals, Stakeholder Input *Updated Deadline 3/23*

    A new presidential Arts Initiative at the University of Michigan is seeking proposals from faculty, students and staff for pilot projects that will be funded as part of the launch of a two-year startup phase. Announced by President Mark Schlissel in October 2019, the Arts Initiative was established by a working group of leaders from…

  5. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Community Engagement with SMTD’s PEERs Program

    The University of Michigan has long included public engagement in its educational mission, aiming to reinvest its resources in the communities it serves. Such engagement also contributes to the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan by increasing awareness and access among underserved populations in the state of Michigan. At the same time, U-M students’ participation…